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Topic # 113133 7-Jan-2013 17:23 Send private message

My old setup had TV next to computer desk. 

HDMI cables from xbox & bluray player direct to TV (it only has two ports). When I wanted to watch something off my computer I plugged HDMI into back of TV. 

Now my tv and computer desk are on opposite sides of the room. 

A HDMI cable from PC to TV would have to be silly long - is there a better way?? 

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  Reply # 741197 7-Jan-2013 17:52 Send private message

I'm guessing based on the post you're not aware of wireless HDMI extenders. One of these would obviously be the only solution since it seems you don't want to run a cable.


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  Reply # 741218 7-Jan-2013 19:08 Send private message

If your TV AND your Laptop are on the same network (wired or wifi) you may be able to stream video / audio to the TV from the laptop using DLNA.

Google DLNA... :)

No wires may be required if this is the case

A TV model number might help for detailed steps...




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  Reply # 741244 7-Jan-2013 19:28 Send private message

Under $300 for a 4-way Belkin wireless HDMI sender (4 in - 1 out).
Easypeasy :-)

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  Reply # 741319 7-Jan-2013 22:18 Send private message

Now my tv and computer desk are on opposite sides of the room. 

A HDMI cable from PC to TV would have to be silly long - is there a better way??


So how big is the room?
How silly long are you thinking?
What about a 5m cable? Should be long enough for most rooms.
I run a media player by the Tv connected via wired network to 2 PCs in another room.
My Blu Ray connects to them via wireless.

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  Reply # 741364 8-Jan-2013 06:56 Send private message

If they're in the same room then run a cable.

Cheap and no issues with transmission.

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  Reply # 741371 8-Jan-2013 08:07 Send private message

What model is your TV?

Do you have WIFI?

Do you have a network outlet by the TV?

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  Reply # 741590 8-Jan-2013 13:23

Check the Dick Smith website, they have a 24hr online only "Managers Special" at the moment.

5 metre HDMI cable $9.98

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